Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and language packs

Applies to: .NET Framework 4.6.1

This article describes the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and language packs for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

About the .NET Framework 4.6.1

The .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack is a package that lets developers build applications that target the .NET Framework 4.6.1 by using Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, or third-party IDEs. It is a single package that bundles the .NET Framework 4.6.1, the .NET 4.6.1 Targeting Pack, and the .NET 4.6.1 SDK. The associated language packs for Developer Pack contain the language-specific resources for the .NET Framework 4.6.1, the .NET 4.6.1 SDK, and the language intelliSense.

This package installs the following components:
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack (NDP461-DevPack-KB3105179-ENU.exe): Contains the .NET Framework 4.6.1, .NET 4.6.1 Targeting Pack, .NET 4.6.1 SDK and the ENU IntelliSense.
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack language pack (NDP461-DevPack-KB3105179-(Lang).exe): Contains the corresponding .NET Framework 4.6.1 language pack, .NET 4.6.1 SDK Language Pack and the language IntelliSense.
Note This package should not be used if you intend to redistribute the .NET Framework. In that case, you should download the web installer.

Download Information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and Language Packs now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.

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More information

For more information about the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1, see the .NET Framework 4.6.1 known issues.

This version of the .NET Framework runs side-by-side with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and its earlier versions, but performs an in-place update for the .NET Framework 4, the .NET Framework 4.5, the .NET Framework 4.5.1, the .NET Framework 4.5.2, and the .NET Framework 4.6.

Command-line switches for this update

For the information about the various command-line options that are supported by this update, see the "Command-Line options" section at the .NET Framework Deployment Guide for Developers.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update. We recommend that you exit all applications that are using the .NET Framework before you install this update.

Applies to

The .NET Framework 4.6.1 Developer Pack and Language Packs support the following operating systems: 
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2